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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
June 11, 2017


News Item:  Theresa May loses majority in U.K. election when she was hoping to
increase it.

How are things going Mickey?

Stop calling me that.  The name's Charley, as you well know, and everything's fine.  
It's superlux here.

Of course it is compared to the Underground and tube stations and tunnels and such
... your previous haunts.

Let's just say the family's moved up in the world, and life smells rich at the Palace of

Where do you spend your time?

Oh everywhere as long as we keep out of sight -- the House of Commons, the Lords,
specially the eateries ...

Naturally!  I see you've put on weight.  And how's the new Iron Lady?

Well, she had to fire Fiona and Nick.  You know, her co-chiefs of staff.  They were  
more like friends but nobody wanted to cooperate while they were around and she
didn't have a choice.  Was bad enough with a thin majority.  Now she's being dictated
to ...

Dunno how long she'll last.  Do you?

Nah!  But you never know, funny things happen.

Then she has those right-wing religious nuts from Northern Ireland as partners ...

Yep!  It ain't gonna be easy.  Hey, can I invite you for a sumptuous dinner of
leftovers.  The Lords do us proud here ...

Bloody hell, yes!